July 23, 2024

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Six local government units in Ifugao received recognition for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of social protection programs and services of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the province.

The DSWD awarded the Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (Gapas) Award for Convergence Initiatives and the Level 3 Service Delivery Capacity Assessment to the LGU of Asipulo.

The Kiangan LGU is a recipient of the Gapas Award for Model LGU Implementing Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program while LGU Tinoc was conferred the Gapas Award for Model LGU Implementing the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services-National Community-Driven Development Project.

The Lagawe LGU is an awardee of the Service Delivery Capacity Assessment Level 3 award while the Banaue and Hingyon LGUs are recipients of the Paglaray Award for the promotion and monitoring of social welfare and development laws initiatives by the local social welfare and development office.  

The Gapas Award recognizes the efforts of partners and LGUs in the effective delivery of social welfare and development programs and services.

Level 3 is the highest award in the Service Delivery Capacity Assessment which measures the service delivery capacity of an LGU and local social welfare development offices in three major domains, namely administration and organization, program management, and institutional mechanism.

Gov. Jerry Dalipog, together with the mayors, vice mayors, and municipal social welfare and development officers, received the awards during the awarding ceremony held in Baguio City on March 10 in celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the DSWD with the theme, “DSWD @72: Kaagapay sa Pagbangon, Katuwang sa bawat Hamon.”

In congratulating DSWD, Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr  called on the agency to continue strengthening the government’s social protection initiatives, such as the 4Ps, unconditional cash transfer program, and the social pension program. – Florida B. Robles